We found 11 head and neck surgeons who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 03/100 near Arlington Heights, IL.

Dr. Glenn Jordan Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Glenn Schwartz specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Schwartz include cauterizations, biopsy, and laryngoscopy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Clinical interests: Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Allan A Ho, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Allan Ho is an otolaryngologist in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ho include allergy testing. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Ho attended medical school at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. Dr. Ho is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Andrew James Lerrick, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1400 East Golf Road; Suite 121
Des Plaines, IL
 

Dr. Andrew Lerrick practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Des Plaines, IL and Elk Grove Village, IL. Dr. Lerrick's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thyroid problems, minor surgery, and snoring. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Lerrick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. He is conversant in French.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Sinus Surgery, Ear Problems, Minor Surgery, Snoring, Surgical Procedures, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Lon J Petchenik, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lon Petchenik's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Petchenik has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Petchenik include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Petchenik honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His residency was performed at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary. Dr. Petchenik has received the distinction of US News Top Doctor.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

Dr. Robert L Deitch, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Robert Deitch is an otolaryngologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Deitch average 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Dr. Deitch accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and Rush Medical College and performed his residency at Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maria Latev Wittkopf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Other
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Maria Wittkopf is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Her clinical interests include allergy testing. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wittkopf attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing

Dr. Lawrence O Martin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1430 N. Arlington Heights Road; Suite 214
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Lawrence Martin, who practices in Arlington Heights, IL, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Martin's areas of expertise include facial problems, blepharoplasty, and chin surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. Martin attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. Dr. Martin is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Rhinoplasty, Chin Surgery, Otoplasty, Facelift, Forehead Lift, Reconstructive Surgery, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Glenn Grossman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1000 Grand Canyon Parkway; Suite 301
Hoffman Estates, IL
 

Dr. Bruce Grossman is an otolaryngologist. His clinical interests include hearing aids, facial surgery, and sinuplasty. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Grossman takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Restylane, Hearing Aids, Facial Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirk R Clark, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Kirk Clark's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Clark's areas of expertise consist of nose cauterization, biopsy, and allergy testing. He is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Clark attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Allergy Testing, Nose Cauterization, Biopsy

Dr. Marci Jill Neidich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. Marci Neidich practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. She has indicated that her clinical interests include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rush Medical College, Dr. Neidich performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS).

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Clinical interests: Nasal Endoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy, Flexible Laryngoscopy

Dr. George Smyrniotis, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
880 W Central Road; Suite 7200
Arlington Heights, IL
 

Dr. George Smyrniotis sees patients in Arlington Heights, IL and Hoffman Estates, IL. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include cauterizations, nasal endoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Smyrniotis is professionally affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Smyrniotis attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Smyrniotis's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Hearing Test, Nasal Endoscopy, Laryngoscopy, Allergy Testing, Cauterizations, Biopsy

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What is Head and Neck Surgery?

Head and neck surgery is a subspecialty that provides advanced surgical care for the head, face, neck, and throat. Most head and neck surgeons begin their careers as otolaryngologists (ENTs) or plastic surgeons, but becoming certified as a head and neck surgeon requires additional training.

A surgeon who treats the head and neck has very specific considerations to take into account when operating. The delicate structures of the head and neck control our senses, our speech, our ability to chew and swallow food, and even our ability to breathe. A head and neck surgeon has to be careful to preserve the many functions of the head and neck when performing an operation. Also, when operating on or around the face, extreme care must be taken to leave as few scars as possible, since the face is a critical part of identity and social interaction. It all adds up to a tricky job.

Some of the issues a head and neck surgeon might treat include:
  • Cancer
  • Trauma to the face or neck
  • Thyroid disorders requiring surgery
  • Sinus surgery
  • Tonsillectomies / adenoidectomies
  • Cleft palate repair
  • Disorders of the larynx (voice box)

Cancers, especially of the esophagus, mouth, lips, and skin around the face or throat, are one of the most common issues requiring head or neck surgery. Most often, head and neck cancers are related to tobacco use. Chewing tobacco in particular affects the lips and mouth. Other risk factors for head and neck cancers include alcohol use and sun exposure.

Often after surgery, but particularly after the removal of a tumor, head and neck surgeons will perform reconstructive surgery, including microvascular surgery to connect or replace skin tissue. The goal is to restore not only a patient’s function but also their appearance in this critical area of the body, improving self-esteem.